Gazans Celebrate Ceasefire, Crossings Open, Fuel Reenters Gaza

Shortly after the Israeli bombings and targeted assassinations of Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement members started on August 5, Egyptian officials acted as third-party mediators. After days of negotiation and talks, they were able to broker a ceasefire between Israel and the PIJ that went into effect at 20:30 GMT on August 7, 2022.